Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1962, Abilene, Texas
Jefferson 21 AHS 22 Breck 44 (Isce 24 Haskell 30 Merkel 7 Ballinger 20 Mason 7 Andrews 20 Chlldress 50 Paducah SPC5RM SATURDAY 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIB _ -..uTCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 82ND YEAR, NO. 91 ABILENE, TEXAS, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) ABILENIAN AT HEARING Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Frank Estes, front, Mr. and Mrs Billie Sol Estes and Abilene attorney Jack Bryant leave the Federal court- house in El Paso after the appearance of the two women at a hearing Friday. Story on Pg. 2-A. (AP PENDING INVESTIGATION Polio Programs Being Postponed Cities and communities in the] Haskell County authorities, definite decision about Winters' West Central Texas area Friday earlier Friday were planning on vaccine, an- th nflt give fte night were joining in postpone- the ment of the massive polio 'nrniu-! th wo, nization program. The Taylor-Jones County Medi- "accme Sunday. cal Society's Sabin immunization program, postponed Friday morn- ing as a result of publicity created by the discovery of four polio cases in Canada, will be held a few according to Dr. Marshall Turnbull, director of the campaign. Dr. Turnbull said Friday after- noon that Abilene medical offi- cials feel that the new Sabin oral vaccine is "probably safe." He continued, "We will be able The Haskell County campaign included Haskell, Rule, Rochester, Weinert and O'Brien, according to Lon Pate, Reporter-News corres- pondent and editor of the Haskell Free Press. In Runnels County, Jim Miller, Jaycee chairman of the cam- paign, said their immunization program would be conducted as planned. Residents of the Ballin- ger area are to receive the vaccine Sept. 28 and 30 at the City Hall. to proceed with our program Meanwhile, Dr. Henry H. Mc- within a few weeks. But. it (the freight, city health official for Sunday immunization program) (Winters, said Friday night that is postponed until we are positive he will confer with Dr. Richard it (the vaccine) is safe." Johns of Abilene before making PROGRAM SITUATION IN AREA AT A GLANCE TO ADMINISTER VACCINE public school cafeteria, p.m. to 5 p.m.; Moran, public school, 2 to 5 p.m.; Munday, high school gym- nasium, Sunday afternoon; Albany, high school gymnasium, 12 noon to 7 p.m. CANCELLED Abilene, Baird, Clyde, Anson, Stamford, Lueders, Hamlin, Rotan, Roby, Asper- mont, Coleman, Santa Anna, Sweetwater, Cross Plains, Blackwell, Nolan, Tuscola, Putnam, Hawley, Noodle, Avoca, Roscoe, Blackwell, Old Glory, Col- orado City, Silver. VVestbrook, Loraine, Haskell, Weinert, Rule, Rochester, O'Brien. UNDECIDED Winters, Ranger, Eastland, Breckenridge. GOING AHEAD Ballinger. (Sept. 28 and Sept. 30) plans. Winters residents were sched- uled to receive the vaccine Sept. 28 and 30. The official said he expected to make a decision by noon Saturday. Two counties Friday night plan- ned to go ahead with the program Knox and Shackelford. Knox City and Munday in Knox County will receive their Sabin vaccines at their respective high school gymnasiums, according to Dr. David Eiland of Munday. Albany and Moran area resi- dents in Shackelford County also See POLIO, Pg. 3-A, Col. 6 Slanted Hole Cases Bring Indictments Stamford Boy May Be New Poho Victim Another Stamford boy Friday night appeared to be the definite victim of polio. Authorities at Hendrick Memor- ial Hospital said that Stuart Brent Bolding, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey A. Bold- ing of Stamford, apparently is the victim of the disease. Tests have been administered to determine whether or not the child has the disease, and the spokesman said that it probably will be Saturday before it is of- ficially confirmed. He said diag- nosis Friday was that the young- ster had polio. If the Bolding child has polio, he will be the eighth victim in the Abilene area and the third case from Stamford in recent days. The two Franklin children from Stamford were reported in "good condition" Friday at Hen- drick Memorial. Another case is still not con- firmed as polio, the spokesman said. In recent years the Abilene area polio cases have soared. A total of 53 cases in this area were reported by authorities at Hendrick Memorial in 1957. 109 U.S. Counts Cite Two Texans TYLER Federal Grand Jury Friday indicted two Hender- son men on 109 counts involving charges of drilling a slanted well to steal oil from a neighbor's property. The indictments were returned against J. C. Stroud and W. V. Stroud of Henderson, and their firm, the Stroud Bros. Oil Co. of Joinerville. The Texas House Investigating Committee earlier this week com- pleted its second hearing in Dal- las on slanted drilling in Texas. Friday's indictments were the first federal charges. Both men appeared late Friday at the Federal Building in Tyler and posted set by U.S. Commissioner %oe Huff- stutler. Neither could be contacted for comment Friday night. The Strouds along with the Stroud Bros. Oil Co. were among defendants named in a directional drilling civil suit filed in Tyler in Federal Court last month. The suit, seeking total damages of involved another Full Program For Last Day of Fair Hurry, hurry, hurry! Last time at 7 and p.m. will be teenagt today! It's the gigantic, colossal West Texas Fair, don't want to miss. the one you vocalist Bobby Vinton of "Roses Are Red" recording notoriety; the riotous comedy team, the Wiere nd And there's practically no end 'Magic Land of AllaKazam" of to the string of displays and vari- ety of entertainment offered by the "Funtime '62" Fair which closes at midnight Saturday after a successful six-day run. Friday night's fair attendance totaled bringing the five- day figure to persons, which compared to for the same five days in 1961. Heading up Saturday night's bill at the free midway stage shows Pollution Probers Indicate More Investigation Due By KATHARVN DUFF Reporter News Assistant Editor BALLINGER The Texas House Interim Committee on Wa- ter Pollution finished a day and a half of looking at, tasting and listening to salt water problems in Runnels, Coleman and Concho Counties, then adjourcd its public hearing here Friday noon without announcement of ils conclusions on the findings. Committee Chairman Rep. Ru- (us Kilpatrick of Beaumont and Vice Chairman Rep. James Nu- gent of Kcrrvillc indicated in- formally, however, that more lestimony will be taken over the oil areas of Texas and that some sort (if legislation aimed at casing the problems will he presented in a committee report to the next legislature. Details of the Runnels problem were told in public hearing Fri- day by R. E. Harris, Ballinger water superintendent, who trecca the steady rise in salt conlent of municipal wntcr; hy Henry Fowl landowner and pumper, who described some old and Perm tnwt quate pluggings of early wells] with rocks and pieces of telegraph soles; and by Kirby Rpbinson, Norton landowner, who explained with wry humor that excitement over oil discoveries and prospects of royalty checks had blinded many landowners to the danger of salt water pollution. San Angelo Railroad Commis- sioner M. Marshall admitted a lack of close watch on many phases of the oil industry by the NEWS INDEX SICTION A Sporti Oil iwwi.............. 11 SICTION Church mwi 2 Wtmm'i MWI.......... 1 Ohitmrin 4-S AmuMimitti I Ctmici.............. 7 UrtarMli...............I It TVfcof..............11 12 agency set up to regulate opera- tions. He blamed this on a lack 01 manpower, pointing that he had only one man helping him with the field and administrative work in his 14-county RRC district. Opening Witness Runnels County Agent C. T. Parker, who has worked closely with efforts to define local pollu- tion problems, was the opening witness at the hearing. He proposed a five-point pro- gram for West Texas: 1. Close surface pits used for disposal of salt water brought to the surface in drilling and produc- tion of oil wells. 2. Halt anulous injection (put- ting salt water back into the hole between the casing and drilling string) until It is established that such injection docs not allow salt water to "escape." 3. Have Railroad Commission representatives present al plug- gings of wells. 4. Provide a bonding system to See POLLUTION, Pf. 3-A, Col. I elevision acclaim, featuring Nani Darnell and Rebo the Clown. The Army sky diving team from Fort Hood will make ils final free :alls at and p.m. Three of the six parachutists made spectacular jumping exhibition Friday night with the aid of signal flares to mark their path.s of des- cent. Only one of the three flares attached to the jumpers' boots ignited, but all three parachute flares which were fired when the chutes were opened at 2.000 feet successfully fired. Another feature of the fair be a children's dog show to bej staged at a.m. at the midway stage. Children up to 16 years of age may enter dogs in the fol- lowing categories: best costumed dog, smallest dog lat least six months largest dog, dog with longest tail and best trick and obedient dog. Each child entering a rlog will be admitted free to the fair See FAIR, Pg. 3-A, Col. 2 ALL HARMONY NOW State Democratic Chairman J. Ed Connally, right, won the support at the state convention of the Taylor County Democratic delega- tion at a special caucus here Friday afternoon. District Committeeman Maurice Brooks, left, defeated in the caucus vote, said the verdict ends his campaign for district comrnitteeman at the state convention next week. (Staff Photo by Jimmy Parsons) Connally Wins Support In Taylor Demo Caucus By DICK TARPLEY Assistant Managing Editor State Democratic Chairman J. Ed Connally scored a 25-20 vic- tory over incumbent 24th Senato- rial District Committeeman Mau- rice Brooks Friday at a caucus to see which of the two Abilenians the Taylor County Democratic del- egation would support for district committeeman at next week's state convention. Brooks declared afterwards that the defeat at the caucus end- ed his campaign and that he hop- ed his supporters would drop the fight. "I accept the verdict 100 per he said. "This is the end of the campaign on my behalf and 1 hope by anyone else." Connally thanked the 45 dele- gates for turning out and for his victory. The candidates had agreed in advance to hold the caucus, wilh the loser to drop out of the race. The vote is not binding on the Taylor County delegation, since the only official caucus is on the floor of the state convention in El Paso next Tuesday. Frank Har- dcsty of Big Spring also is expect- ed to be a candidate from the 13- county district at the convention. One delegate declared alter the meeting broke up: "Well, I'm glad that's over. I think it was a good idea to get this thing settled before we got to F.I Paso." But Iwo other delegates indicat- ed it wasn't all over. There was talk of trying to gel at the state convention. The cau- cus Friday was binding only on ;he two candidates, and this only morally; both had agreed to drop out of the race if defeated, but the other delegates were not a party to the agreement. "Our main job is to elect John ,'onnally and all Democratic can- didates in the election." said Tom iVebb, who presided at the caucus by agreement of Brooks and Ed Connally. "Both are good men and good Webb said, referring ;o the two candidates for state committeeman, "b u t whoever wins here will still have to run the gauntlet in the district." But district committeeman is j i noioc the Windsor Hotel. ant as Governor and I hope lease and was filed by Marathon Oil Co. Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy announced the indictments in Washington. Kennedy said these charges were brought against the Strouds: counts of violating the Con- nally Hot Oil Act by shipping con- traband oil in interstate com- lerce. counts of filing false state- ments with the Federal Petroleum Board at Kilgore, Tex. counts of filing inaccurate and untruthful reports with the Federal Petroleum Board. counts of conspiracy to vio- late the Connally act and the Fraud and False Statements Act. The grand jury charged the Strouds with shipping more than barrels of contraband crude oil in interstate commerce be- tween July 1959 and July 1962. It said the oil was taken from Well No. 1 on the J. H. Henson estate lease in Rusk County, Tex. The defendants were accused of causing to be drilled on the Hen- son lease a well which slanted south and west into an oil produc- ing formation underlying another lease in which the Strouds had no interest. They then caused contraband oil to be shipped monthly in inter- state commerce and covered up the unlawful character of their transactions by filing false state- :nts with the Petroleum Board i the Texas Railroad Commis- 6rand Jurv charged. were Joe D. Tompkins, Bailey Lewis Sid Parks, Mrs. Bryan Bradbury. Mrs. R. W. Stafford, Mrs. J. Frank Clark, Joe Hum- phrey and Mrs. Beverly Tarpley. Present, in the order of their appearance on the roster, were: Ed Connally, Maurice Brooks, French Bobertson, Howard Mc- Mahon, Virgil Musick, Jack Hughes. Tom Webb, Earl Lassi- ter, Larry Cunningham, C 1 e v e Cullers. Joe Antilley. Garvin Beauchamp. J. D. Osborne, Allen Glenn, C. R. Pennington, Tom Gordon, Dusty Rhodes, C. E. Bent- ley. John Crutchfield, R. M. not the really important job. Webb Means, Briggs Todd, Bill Senter. declared. "The Republican Par- ty in Taylor County is united and doing a hard job. This position (district committeeman) is im- portant, but not nearly so import- behind another Abilene candidate (Virgil Musick was mentioned) when the official caucus is held Fair Timetable SATURDAY 4-11 Girls Club Demonstrations a.m.-Judglng-Sears-Roebuck Swine Foundation Demon- stration Program State Jersey Cattle Sale p.m.-Judging-Candy, Cookie, and Quick Bread Contest Throwing Contest Sky Divers Sky Divers p.m.-Free Midway Show Outdoor Theater featuring Bobby Vinlon, The Wiere Brothers, and Mark Wil- son >nd Ml "Magic tend of AlUKaiam" Pony Registered Halter Classes Midway Show Outdoor Theater featuring Bobby Vinton, Wlcre Brothers, and Mark WH- IM and Mi "Magic Land of AllaKnim" p.m.-BIH Hames Cinlvil Fret Art "The Flytal CHIIM8 TEXAS FAIH OFFICIARY CLOSES we can go out of here united." Neither Brooks nor Connally used up all of the five minutes each allotted for speech-mak- ing before the vote was taken. Connally declared that he had always worked for harmony in the party, that he had never re- ceived any reimbursement for his work as district committeeman nor later as stale Democratic chairman 'where he said his pred- ecessor was paid and all and that he had help- ed raise a great amount of funds for the party. "I have the time for the he said. "I asked for the job and I want it. I will do the job. While 1 have been state chairman there was not a time I did not favor this district and this city when- ever I had a chance to." Brooks said he had heen a life- Ions Democrat, had never veered 'from the party even when it was the popular thing to do as in 1952 anrt that he not only sup- ported it with his vote, hut did so in every campaign with his time, his money and his voice. "I hclicve in the principles of the Democratic Party. The other party has no such principles to which they can point with pride." Brooks said "my wife thinks I am entitled to one full term" as district commitlecman. I He was appointed to the post when French Robertson resigned to be- come a regent of the University of "I don't want it any longer than that. I think It should lie pnssed around. It's an honor and others should have it, too." Only eight ol the 89 elected Carroll Rogers. Foy Clement, Mrs. Lynn Lee, R. Ely. John Pope. Fred Olds. Morgan Jones Jr.. Jess Blanton Dean Johnson. C. G. Whitten, Ray Everett, Charles Dick, Raleigh rown, Mrs. William E. Wilson, orace Holly, John DeFord, Joe ouns, 0. J. Hamilton, E. T. ompere, Dan Gallagher, Wiley onnally, Gus Vletas, Lewis v "base. WEATHER U. 8. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE WEATHER BUREAU (WeiUer Map. Pare Z-AI ABILEME AND VICINITY IRadi-js M miles tered clouds .___ linued warm Saturday and Sunday, with high both days about 95. Low Saturday 70 to 75. NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS: Clear lo cloudy and warm Satur. day and Sunday. Isolated thundershowerj south Sunday afternoon. Htth Saturday i the 90s. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to clouds Saturday and Sunday. Isolated late thun- dershowers. High Saturday in the 90: SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Cloudy and i'arm Saturday and Sunday. Isolated day- time thundershowers south portion the coast. High Saturday TEMPERATURES Frl. Fri. P-ra 91 2-00 92 10'00 94 03 hours ending f 79 High and 24 P'High same date last year: 3.55; sunrise today; p.m.: 28.16, 64 per cent. Sunset last night: i i-41; sunset tonight: 'Barometer reading at 9 Interesting Reading Sunday in if A New Philharmonic Season A spectacular season is in store for Abilene Philharmonic patrons with six concerts scheduled including two outstanding and unusually attractive events. The orchestra an- nounces its schedule for the new season in Sunday's Reporter-News. if A Home for Treasured Furnishings A home designed for treasured furnishings will be featured on the cover page of the Women's Section. Inside, favorite features of the young set will be resumed Young Out- look and Junior High Highlights. if Abilene Datebook will mork the opening of the with dates for meetings. YWCA's "This Week" w.ll bt a calendar of events ot the local 'Y. College Football The three local colleges see octifln this H-SU ot Tulso, East Texas ot A.C.C. ond McMurry tanfl- let with Howard Payne. Staff coverage of thejt flflmn stories on other college gornw ocron rtw notion. all these and more Sunday?